This lake management project provides lake improvement to Pleasant Lake by controlling invasive and nuisance aquatic weeds.
The weeds are controlled by the application of special chemicals to the lake, followed by additional spot applications as necessary.
The Pleasant Lake improvement projects began in 2014. The Board of Public Works passed a resolution in 2019 for a second five year project. The current lake management project is in effect from 2019-2023.
Aquatic plants are an important part of any lake or pond. They provide food and protection for fish, waterfowl, insects, mammals, and microscopic animals. These plants also help replenish oxygen to the aquatic environment, critical for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms.
However, aquatic plants can also become a nuisance. Invasive plants that are not native to Michigan can grow rapidly out of control, choking out other plants and organisms and reducing recreational options in the lake.
Starry stonewort is one example of an invasive plant seen in Michigan waters. Click here to learn more about starry stonewort from the Huron River Watershed Council.